Second UK warship arrives in Strait of Hormuz

Second UK warship arrives in Strait of Hormuz

A second UK warship has arrived in the Strait of Hormuz to protect British ships in the strategic waterway, as the Foreign Secretary urged Iran to release a British-flagged tanker it detained there two weeks ago.

The Ministry of Defence said that Royal Navy vessel HMS Duncan arrived over the weekend and will work with frigate HMS Montrose in accompanying merchant vessels to "secure this essential route," the Independent reported.

According to Commanding Officer of HMS Duncan Tom Trent, it had to be relocated from an "intense deployment" in the Mediterranean and Black Sea, where they had been supporting a French carrier strike group with live operations in Syria.

The Type 45 Destroyer will work with HMS Montrose until she comes off duty in late August.

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